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Prescription on Claims for Contribution Between Employers or Insurers is governed by La. R.S. 23:1209In a case handled by Whiteley and May Law Firm on behalf of a subsequent insurer seeking contribution from a prior insurer, the First Circuit Court of Appeal confirmed that prescription on contribution claims is governed by La. R.S. 23:1209. Big 4 Trucking, Inc. v. N.H. Ins. Co., 2017 0420 (La. App. 1 Cir. 11/1/17), 233 So.2d 686. The prior insurer argued that a one-year prescriptive period applied to all […]
An Employee Who Attempts to Impose Conditions on a Vocational Counselor Before Accepting Vocational Services May Have Benefits Reduced by 50% for Refusing to Cooperate in Vocational RehabilitationOn February 6, 2019, the Louisiana Third Circuit Court of Appeal affirmed the reduction of an employee’s benefits by 50% when the employee refused to meet with a vocational counselor until the counselor agreed in writing to conditions demanded by the employee. Nero v. Allied Waste Services, 15-501 (La. App. 3 Cir. 2/6/19). La. R.S. 23:1226 (B)(3)(c) provides for a reduction of benefits by 50% for each week that an […]
Exclusive Remedy Provisions Apply to Minors Illegally Employed or Engaged in Illegal TasksOn January 30, 2019, the Louisiana Supreme Court resolved a conflict among Louisiana appellate courts and confirmed that the exclusive remedy provisions of workers’ compensation law apply even when the injured worker is a minor who was illegally hired and was engaged in a task prohibited by Child Labor Law at the time of injury. Griggs v. Bounce N’ Around Inflatables, L.L.C., 2018-0726 (La. 1/30/19). In Griggs, the injured employee […]